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Tenured New Jersey Union Teacher to 10-Year-Old Autistic Child: Shut Up, Bastard

SicSemperTyrannis Wrote: Apr 26, 2012 2:05 PM
Where are all the talking heads crying about the crisis of the month, bullying, when it turns out the bully in the classroom is the teacher?
Outofthebubble Wrote: Apr 26, 2012 2:29 PM
Another stretch, just because the teacher is a bully of the worst kind, doesn't have anything to do with the fact that peer bullying is a problem in schools.
Birdman III Wrote: Apr 26, 2012 2:35 PM
This is worse than peer bullying.
restoreliberty Wrote: Apr 26, 2012 7:43 PM
This is exactly what teaches children that it is okay to be a bully. Furthermore, this type of behavior goes on all the time, teachers humiliating students, teachers allowing classmates to bully and humiliate others. It is no wonder that more and more people are homeschooling, demanding vouchers, and using online education models to ensure their children receive a real education and aren't just sitting in a room with child abusers so those abusers can earn a paycheck at taxpayer expense.
aj59 Wrote: Apr 27, 2012 3:22 PM
couldn't have said it better myself, restore!
Outofthebubble Wrote: Apr 27, 2012 5:14 PM
Not disputing that there are some teachers that are bad people. But the vast majority are wonderful, caring people. When public schools are gone, you will have an uneducated under-class period. Is that acceptable in the US?
GinLA Wrote: Apr 27, 2012 11:39 PM
How do you know the vast majority are wonderful, caring people...that's just as much a stretch as anything you've objected to. For the past 4 or more months there have been plenty stories of some gross teacher molesting kids, having sex with kids...abusive teachers hurting kids and/or treating them like crap. If this were just about any other topic I'd say maybe we could fix it, but these are children CHILDREN! And the way they are being protected and defended is shameful, and anyone not concerned about what is happening is cruel and evil.

Paging New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

Meet Stuart Chaifetz, a single father to an autistic child named Akian. Chaifetz was told his son was acting out at school, hitting teachers, hitting aides and throwing things. The problem was, his son had always been a happy, well behaved child. After six months of unproductive meetings and talks with teachers about his behavior, Chaifetz sent Akian to school with a wire on. What he found is disturbing. The teacher is heard talking to the children about "heaving" due to a hang over and it turns out, Akian's "bad behavior" only occurred...